Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Friday Night Rocked

I got together with my sister and niece last Friday for a girls night.

While I was driving to meet them for dinner, they hit the blackjack tables.

We are a very....talkative?, so while playing my sister mentions to the dealer how she wished she had tickets to that night's SOLD OUT concert.

The dealer walks over to the pit boss, who walks over and hands my sister FRONT ROW TICKETS.

I was never a big Poison fan back in the day. I liked a few of the songs, but was not a follower. I saw Bret and CeCe once in Sturgis, as they were riding down Main Street.

The band broke up a long time ago and Bret Michaels has been out on his own. He's had a reality show on VH1 the last few years. Consequently, I had a pre-conceived opinion about him.

I was wrong.

His concert was so clean - I would have taken my kids. In fact, I saw many mother-daughter groups there. I even saw Grandmothers with their granddaughters ( I know because they go to my church!).

No swear words, suggestive poses, etc. Just great music.

Here's the playlist: Talk Dirty to Me, Knocking on Heaven's Door, Sweet Home Alabama, Your Momma Don't Dance (and Your Daddy Don't Rock-n-Roll), Something to Believe In, Unskinny Bop, Fallen Angel, Nothin' But a Good Time, Every Rose has its Thorn, and then a few cuts off his new CD.

After he had played the first few songs, he stopped and started talking about the tragedy at Ft. Hood, which had just happened the day before. He said he was not going to get on a soapbox and start discussing politics, but he wanted to dedicate the next song to all our men and women in the Armed Forces. He asked if there were any in attendance, and a few stood up. We all clapped and cheered. He told them that we believe in them and what they are doing, and told them to believe in all of us. Then he started singing Something to Believe In. It was phenomenal.

Great show, great venue, great seats.

I would have taken my kids!


  1. Wow! When I saw Poison in 1989, the show was not clean! LOL. I love Bret Michaels and I loved/love Poison, so do my kids. How lucky you guys got those tickets. Jealous.

    Btw, I received your package, thanks so much for sending it. xoxo

  2. I was a Poison fan once-upon-a-time. You lucky little rock-n-roller. ; ) XO

  3. I'll have to remember to use my feminine wiles and flash my junk at dealers when I want the perks at the casino like you and your sis. Thanks for the tip!

    (heh heh heh)


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